by Owen Dodgen, Council District 9
Oil on canvas, 2019
Courtesy of the Artist
Tracy is from a series of large scale portraiture meant to be vulnerable and confrontational at the same time. Despite the energetic brush strokes, the scale emphasizes the still gaze of the subjects, catching the attention of the viewer from across the room. They look at you as much as you look at them. In this way, the paintings together act as a mirror, reflecting the viewer’s understanding of themselves.